Alma-nac on 'Make Good: Waterloo'
Friday 13 May 2016 7 - 7.30pm
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Free, no booking required.
Emerging architecture practice Alma-nac discuss their idea for a network of studio spaces in gap sites in the area around their studio in Waterloo.
In July, the RA launched ‘Urban Jigsaw’ – an open call inviting architects to propose speculative uses for London’s unused brownfield sites. In this free, informal event, one of the architects chosen to develop their proposal for display in an exhibition in the RA’s Architecture Space presents their worked up project.
About the project
“The continuing upward trend of rent prices … is forcing certain groups of people out of central London, including young artists and makers. To counter this we are proposing a live-work-teach environment including a central hub and a series of workshops on smaller brownfield sites [in and around Waterloo].”
About the architect
Alma-nac work with private, commercial and public clients across a wide range of scales and sectors. Critical to their approach as an architectural studio is the production of ideas. Be they small or large, it is the strength of their ideas that form the crux of all their projects. They believe great ideas come from an in depth understanding of the environment they inhabit or the constraints with which they are bound, be they cultural, legal, environmental, physical, or even ontological.